If it’s Tuesday, it is CBSday. At 8P, ‘NCIS’ drew 17.68 million viewers and an 11.1/17, as Robert Wagner was the guest star in a major whodunit. He surprised his character’s son with the news that he is getting married after his son shot someone who didn’t look like a Navy LCR because his cover had senior officer scrambled eggs and his shoes were not shined. Now that’s enough to kill anyone. At 9P, ‘NCIS:LA’, with a great episode that pulled off two arcs better than most, had a new person from the DEA teaming with the crew and drew 14.29 million viewers and a 9.0/14. At 10P, ‘Person Of Interest’, in a throwback episode which featured the star’s predecessor in a winding episode that set many of the players past in clear focus, had 10.59 million viewers and a 7.2/12. CBS finished first in each of the six half hours. All were Must See ON DEMAND.
NBC presented at 8P, ‘The Voice’ and it drew 14.38 million viewers and a 9.0/14. When is the last time that a program finished with more than 14 million LIVE viewers and came in #2. At 9P, ‘About A Boy’ pulled in a very solid 8.71 million viewers and a 5.1/8 and finished 122% above the comparable show last year on this date. This episode was well crafted as it showed the strengths of each of the three main characters and is going to be a keeping at the Peacock Network. At 930P, ‘Growing Up Fisher’ drew 7.06 million viewers and a 4.1/6, up 116% over the comparable program and date last year. At 10P, ‘Chicago Fire’ pulled in 7.09 million viewers and a 4.2/7, up 68% from last season.
FOX began the evening at 8P with ‘Glee’ and it had 2.6 million viewers and a 2.1/3 singing. At 9P, ‘New Girl’ brought in 2.93 million viewers and a 2.1/3, the best on Tuesday for the Animal Network of Broadcast. While at 930P, ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ had 2.61 million viewers and a 2.0/5.
ABC began the evening at 8P with ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D’ and it brought in 5.11 million viewers and a 3.5/5. At 9P, ‘The Goldbergs’ audience dropped to 4.16 million viewers and a 2.9/4. At 930P, the horrific ‘Trophy Wife’ pulled 2.64 million viewers and a 2.1/3 into their clutches, losing nearly half of the audience from its lead in and at 10P, ‘Mind Games’ had no chance to build an audience as it had million viewers and a 1.8/3, a huge disappointment for The Alphabet Network and Christian Slater. The program was down a zillion percent compared to the brilliant, ‘Body of Proof’ which did a 4.6/8 in this time slot last year but was cancelled. Great job, Alphabet Suits.
The CW at 8P presented ‘The Originals’ and drew 1.85 million viewers and a 1.4/2. At 9P, ‘Supernatural’ brought in 2.04 million viewers and a 1.4/2.
In late night, the gap of leadership was narrowed in the 1130P. ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ slipped to a series low 3.5/9, which was 12% below the 4.0/10 for Jay Leno on the year-ago evening. #2 was ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ on CBS at a 2.3/6 (equal to one year earlier). ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on ABC finished last with a 1.7/3 (also equal to last year). The second Tuesday of ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’ won the 1230A block, with a 1.7/6. It was 23% below the 2.2/8 on the week-ago evening. ‘Nightline’ on ABC and ‘The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson’ each scored a 1.1/4. Carson Daly capped off the night for NBC with a 1.0/4 in the 130A.
For The Record
CBS was #1 on Tuesday with a powerful 14.185 million viewers on average and a 9.1 rating and a strong 14 share of the available audience. NBC finished #2 with 9.783 million viewers and a 5.8/9. ABC had 3.545 million viewers and a 2.6/4. Univision finished with 2.956 million viewers and a 1.2/3 as Fox was next with 2.683 million viewers and a 2.1/3. The CW finished with 1.943 million viewers and a 1.4/2. Telemundo had 0.7/1.
Today In TV History
On this date in 1956, the classic film ‘King Kong’ (1933) premiered on television in the U.S.
To celebrate the April 6 return of the global phenomenon ‘Game of Thrones’, HBO will host “The Epic Fan Experience” on March 20th at the Cushman & Wakefield Theater at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. This spectacular, one-night only event will treat fans to a first-of-its-kind advanced fan screening of the fourth season’s debut episode. The experience will also include show costumes and props displays from the acclaimed traveling exhibition, photo ops on the Iron Throne and other special surprises. The centerpiece of the night will be the blockbuster screening of the hotly anticipated new episode on a stadium sized screen for 7,000 of the show’s biggest fans. Tickets for the event Go On sale to the public at Ticketmaster on Thursday, March 6 for $15 (includes applicable taxes and service charges) with all net proceeds donated to charities: Nothing But Nets and Books for Africa.
Syndicated TV News
Monday’s live post-Oscar episode of ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ was the highest rated episode in the series’ 11-year history, averaging a 4.8 Household rating/11 share, a full rating point higher than the series’ previous high 3.8, earned a decade ago (1/26/04). The episode was the highest rated with W18-49 (2.1/11) and W25-54 (2.7/13) in the LPM Era (which began in the 08-09 season). DeGeneres also set records across the daytime talk show’s social media channels following her Oscar hosting duties on Sunday, March 2nd as the ultimate selfie temporarily shut down Twitter:
• The record-breaking selfie was retweeted 3.14MM times, a Twitter record previously held by @BarackObama with 782K retweets (Twitter).
• ‘Ellen’ added 2.7MM new followers after the tweet, making for a total of 27.4MM Twitter followers (Twitter analytics).
• @TheEllenShow currently ranks the number twelve Twitter user with the most followers (Twittercounter.com).
• As of Tuesday March 4, 2014 ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ has attained over 13MM Facebook likes, with 500K new likes over the past two days (Facebook Insights).
• On Facebook today, ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ ranks the #1 fastest growing television show page, #1 most-engaging, likes and #10 fastest growing pages, overall (allfacebook.com).
DeGeneres hosted a LIVE Post Oscar Special episode of ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ on Monday, March 3rd. Ellen welcomed Academy Award winner for Best Actress, Cate Blanchett, Academy Award winner for Best Actor, Jared Leto and Lupita Nyong’o, Academy Award winner for Best Supporting Actress. Ellen recapped her Oscar hosting duties and revealed how the selfie came to be and how it broke Twitter. Plus, the winner of the night, pizza delivery man Edgar Martirosyan, stopped by the ‘Ellen’ set and she gave him the $600 she had collected in tips and added another $400 (Ellen’s ‘Oscar Pizza Guy Gets His Tip’ video is currently trending #1 on YouTube (YouTube). To celebrate the milestone of Ellen using a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 to take the record-breaking Oscar selfie, it was announced on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ that Samsung is donating $1 for every retweet as of Monday and then rounded it up to 3MM. The money will be split between two charities of Ellen’s choice – St. Jude Children’s Hospital and The Humane Society of the United States.
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Across The Pond
BBC One at 9P had the finale of season three of ‘Death in Paradise’ and it ended with high ratings on Tuesday. The crime drama topped the ratings overall with 6.8 million (30.8% share of the available audience). At 1035P, ‘Traffic Cops’ brought in 2.3 million viewers (22.1%).
BBC Two at 7P had ‘Permission Impossible’ and it was viewed by 1.29 million (6.2%). At 8, ‘The Great British Sewing Bee’ had 2.5 million (11.6%) in stitches. It was followed at 9P by ‘An Hour to Save Your Life’ which pulled in 2.08 million (9.4%).
ITV at 8P had their top non-soap on Tuesday in a rerun of ‘Midsomer Murders’ which was watched by 2.41 million (11.0%).
Channel 4 AT 8P brought ‘Kirstie’s Best of Both Worlds’ to 1.53 million viewers (7.1%), and it was followed by ‘The Taste’ with 766,000 viewers (3.5%) at 9P. At 10P, ‘Strippers’ grew the audience to 832,000 viewers (5.3%).
Channel 5’s Benidorm ER was seen by 714k (3.3%) at 8pm, while The Mentalist excited 814k (3.7%) at 9pm (196k/1.2%).
At 830P, ‘Dave’s Storage Hunters’ had 861,000 viewers (3.9%). At 9P, ‘Hair’ brought in 785,000 viewers (3.6%) while at 10P, ‘Pramface’ drew 508,000 viewers (2.9%.
E4 at 10P presented the film, ‘Troy’ and the Brad Pitt epic brought in 324,000 viewers (2.0%).
Seven won again on Tuesday with a 33.6% share of the available audience behind its powerful ‘My Kitchen Rules’ 1,667,000 (443,000 viewers in Sydney; 486,000 watched in Melbourne; 310,000 took it in…in Brisbane; 169,000 watched it in Adelaide; and 258,000 watched in Perth.) The #5 program was ‘Seven News’ and it pulled in 1,086,000 viewers. Coming in #7, ‘Seven News/Today Tonight’ pulled ion 1.34 million viewers. And #8 was ‘Winners and Losers’ with 922,000 viewers. #9, ‘Home and Away’ had 920,000 viewers.
Nine came in second with 29.6% share of audience and had the #2 program on Tuesday with ‘The Block: Fans v Faves’ with 1.223 million viewers. #3 was ‘Nine News’ with 1,143,000 viewers and it was the top news program on Tuesday. The #4 program was ‘Nine News 6:30’ and it had 1,088,000 viewers. The #6 program on Tuesday was ‘A Current Affair’ with 1.051 million viewers.
ABC1 with 17.3% share of audience had the #10 program which was ‘ABC News’ which pulled in 839,000 viewers.
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